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Table 1 Summary statistics of 5 low-cost, 5 high-cost, 5 low-readmission, 5-high readmission rate and the total 85 PCNs

From: A study of physician collaborations through social network and exponential random graph

Item Hospitalisation cost Readmission rate All PCNs (85)
  Low (5) High (5) Low (5) High (5)
Average cost per patient ($AUD) 16582 29949 18931 26400 24010
Average readmission rate (%) 7.47 10.98 0.00 21.94 11.64
Average number of patient per PCN 61.8 85.8 19.2 30.8 26.22
Average number of doctors’ visit per patient 17.01 34.79 29.55 26.66 26.03
Average patients’ age (year) 54.08 67.87 73.06 65.81 68.78
Average hospital length of stay (day) per patient 4.87 13.52 8.96 12.21 10.51